The Opinant

"There is nothing either good or bad, but thinking makes it so." – William Shakespeare

Posts tagged “Commentary

Let’s forget the citizen question and count them all.

Posted on April 10, 2019

    Tomorrow I plan to move my family some 2000 miles away from our home. My children know no other home than this one, and it will be a huge change for us. We are going to California, walking there, with only the clothes on our back, what we can carry in suitcases, and with little money in our pockets. It will be a hard journey, but it will be worth it. I don’t speak the California language. Their dialect and nuances of the English language is just too foreign for me. What exactly does ‘Gnarly’ mean? But in California? I can find a home, get medical care, send my kids to their schools to be educated by people who speak my Midwestern…

Obstruction, Obstruction…what’s your function?

Posted on April 8, 2019

    I have to say I am very impressed with Robert Mueller. For one, he was a Democratic Party darling, now he is a Republican Party darling. The man knows how to make people happy and sad in less than 24 hours. That is impressive. But it was the genius of stacking his investigators deck with ardent Liberal Democrats that was amazing. Taking people on who absolutely hated President Trump, those who would look into every nook and cranny hoping to find a sliver of Collusion or in reality, Conspiracy.   Yet it didn’t turn out that way.    Robert Mueller put himself in the cat-bird seat by this action. If he would have chosen a more non-partisan group, or say non-political group,…

Just because you think the world is flat, doesn’t make it so. Same with your gender.

Posted on April 5, 2019

  This is like my 5th draft of this post. No, seriously, I have written this four times before and didn’t like it. Kept coming off mean, and disingenuous. Because something is wrong, and I can’t quite put a finger on it. Every time I try? sounds like I am being a whiny. And it all revolves around Gender Identity. And while I seriously do not care what gender you identify as? It’s this nagging thing in my brain that is troubling me. H.R.5 Equality Act of 2019 and Hillary Clinton. It started with a post by Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. A nice post, wishing well to the Transgender community on Visibility day. What really caught my eye was the flag. Because…

Take away from the Mueller Report: Russian’s don’t collude.

Posted on March 24, 2019

  Right now, in News Rooms across the United States of America, there is not a long nail to be found. Chewed down to their hyponychium’s. (you know, fingertips.) All in anticipation of what will be in Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s report. Mr. Mueller handed in the report on Friday, in typical Washington fashion, and now it is being examined and gone over with a fat black sharpie before it can be released this Sunday. (Maybe). Redacting for a living must suck. The report is the culmination of just shy of 2 years worth of investigations into whether the current President of the United States, Donald Trump, colluded with agents from the Russian government in order to win the 2016 Presidential Election. A dastardly…

Ending the Electoral College would spell doom for the Democratic Party.

Posted on March 20, 2019

  Seems the Electoral College is being naughty again. Making decisions for others, electing people who no one likes, just mucking up the whole system. Honestly? The Electoral College is just a pain in the butt. Kind of like singing the National Anthem. You know you should do it, hand over your heart, singing along, but the words? Um, kind of forget a few lines. So you just pretend you know them. Most people pretend they know the Electoral College. It is a group of devious political operatives that are hell-bent on tossing the Election to the other ‘guy’. We saw this in 2000 when Bush was elected by the College, and once again in 2016 when Trump was elected by the College. Just…

Belittling Anti-Vaxxers.

Posted on March 7, 2019

    Calling someone stupid is usually a conversation killer. Just doesn’t give you much wiggle room to continue talking. We all do it, in one form or another. Sometimes we are blunt. “Hey idiot! Put your blinker on next time!”  Is a good conversation killer. It is unlikely the other driver is going to answer you verbally. You will probably get a profane hand gesture as a response. “Blinker please!” Is more polite, but you are still calling them an idiot for their mistake. However you may get a ‘Sorry’ or a contrite look with a polite wave. Admonishing others for their mistakes is almost a given nowadays. On Social Media, we love to do that. We dole out our 2 cents about…

Socialism will work…this time around.

Posted on March 6, 2019

  One thing you can say about Socialist, they are a tenacious bunch. Unlike other philosophical ideas that have come and gone, socialist just can’t leave the idea alone. They try it here, they try it there, and well, they just don’t give up. In the most basic understanding, socialism is a great idea. Look at it this way. People should have a place to live, ability to work, have equality and a voice among the classes. In fact, social classes need to disappear. Chucked into the garbage heap of Feudal Lords and Serfdom. Let’s face it, working in the fields all day long to make your local Baron rich? Not a great life. Few people would argue with socialistic ideas. We would all…